You Are My Perfect Workmanship

Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous-and how well I know it.  (Psalm 139:14)

Sometimes when we look at ourselves in the mirror, we see less than perfection.  We see the gray hairs, the wrinkles, the extra weight, the sun spots.  We fail to realize that God has made us all ‘wonderfully complex” and He sees us as His perfect creation.

Here are some wonderfully complex parts of us that God has made:  (

  1. An adult is made up of around 7,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 (7 octillion) atoms.
  2. It’s possible for your body to survive without a surprisingly large fraction of its internal organs. Even if you lose your stomach, your spleen, 75% of your liver, 80% of your intestines, one kidney, one lung, and virtually every organ from your pelvic and groin area, you wouldn’t be very healthy, but you would live.
  3. During your lifetime, you will produce enough saliva to fill two swimming pools. Actually, Saliva is more important than you realize. If your saliva cannot dissolve something, you cannot taste it.
  4. The largest cell in the human body is the female egg and the smallest is the male sperm. The egg is actually the only cell in the body that is visible by the naked eye.
  5. The strongest muscle in the human body is the tongue and the hardest bone is the jawbone.
  6. The human feet have 52 bones, accounting for one quarter of all the human body’s bones.
  7. Feet have 500,000 sweat glands and can produce more than a pint of sweat a day.
  8. The acid in your stomach is strong enough to dissolve razorblades. The reason it doesn’t eat away at your stomach is that the cells of your stomach wall renew themselves so frequently that you get a new stomach lining every three to four days.
  9. The human lungs contain approximately 2,400 kilometres (1,500 mi) of airways and 300 to 500 million hollow cavities, having a total surface area of about 70 square metres, roughly the same area as one side of a tennis court. Furthermore, if all of the capillaries that surround the lung cavities were unwound and laid end to end, they would extend for about 992 kilometres. Also, your left lung is smaller than your right lung to make room for your heart.
  10. Sneezes regularly exceed 100 mph, while coughs clock in at about 60 mph.
  11. Your body gives off enough heat in 30 minutes to bring half a gallon of water to a boil.
  12. Your body has enough iron in it to make a nail 3 inches long.
  13. Earwax production is necessary for good ear health.  It protects the delicate inner ear from bacteria, fungus, dirt and even insects. It also cleans and lubricates the ear canal.
  14. Everyone has a unique smell, except for identical twins, who smell the same.
  15. Babies are born with 300 bones, but by adulthood the number is reduced to 206. Some of the bones, like skull bones, get fused into each other, bringing down the total number.
  16. Your nose can remember 50,000 different scents. But if you are a woman, you are a better smeller than men, and will remain a better smeller throughout your life.
  17. The human body is estimated to have 60,000 miles of blood vessels.
  18. The lifespan of a human hair is 3 to 7 years on average. Every day the average person loses 60-100 strands of hair. But don’t worry, you must lose over 50% of your scalp hairs before it is apparent to anyone.
  19. The human brain cell can hold 5 times as much information as an encyclopedia.Your brain uses 20% of the oxygen that enters your bloodstream, and is itself made up of 80% water. Though it interprets pain signals from the rest of the body, the brain itself cannot feel pain.
  20. The tooth is the only part of the human body that can’t repair itself.
  21. Your eyes are always the same size from birth but your nose and ears never stop growing.
  22. By 60 years of age, 60% of men and 40% of women will snore.
  23. The brain operates on the same amount of power as 10-watt light bulb, even while you are sleeping. In fact, the brain is much more active at night than during the day.
  24. Nerve impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 170 miles per hour. Neurons continue to grow throughout human life. Information travels at different speeds within different types of neurons.
  25. It is a fact that people who dream more often and more vividly, on an average have a higher Intelligence Quotient.
  26. The fastest growing nail is on the middle finger.
  27. Facial hair grows faster than any other hair on the body. This is true for men as well as women.
  28. There are as many hairs per square inch on your body as a chimpanzee.
  29. A human fetus acquires fingerprints at the age of three months.
  30. By the age of 60, most people will have lost about half their taste buds.
  31. The colder the room you sleep in, the higher the chances are that you’ll have a bad dream.
  32. Human lips have a reddish color because of the great concentration of tiny capillaries just below the skin.
  33. Three hundred million cells die in the human body every minute.
  34. Like fingerprints, every individual has an unique tongue print that can be used for identification.
  35. A human head remains conscious for about 15 to 20 seconds after it is been decapitated.
  36. It takes 17 muscles to smile and 43 to frown.
  37. Your ears secrete more earwax when you are afraid than when you aren’t.
  38. Humans are the only animals to produce emotional tears.
  39. The human heart creates enough pressure to squirt blood 30 feet in the air.

What are some things about you that you see as wonderfully made by God?